Melissa McKinnon: Artist

Melissa McKinnon is a Contemporary Canadian Landscape Artist living and painting in Calgary, AB.


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SOLD! “Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10″ Colourful Abstract Landscape Painting by Contemporary Canadian Artist Melissa McKinnon

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“Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Ninfa’s Colours” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

This painting was purchased by one of my collectors as a unique and thoughtful birthday gift for one of their friends. It is now hanging in it’s new home in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“Ninfa’s Colours” is from the series of landscape and beach paintings that I created earlier this year while in Chile, South America. To see more from the series, CLICK HERE.

Most of these colourful and thick textured paintings have been purchased but one of my favourites, “Terreno” is still available!

Translated into English, ‘terreno’ means land or terrain.

Every evening on the drive back to the house we were renting in Rancagua, Chile, I saw this breathtaking view. It is forever etched into my memory.

Although the Chilean landscape is quite different from Canada, the big, beautiful and richly coloured skies remind me of home.

“Terreno” 10″x10″ Acrylic on Canvas

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“Terreno” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas $250

To purchase this painting, please contact me directly.

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My unique painting technique focuses on combining bright colours, thick layered texture, and intricate patterns throughout each painting.

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Inspiration and New Plein Air Paintings From the Beaches and Coast of Viña del Mar, Chile, South America

I recently packed up all of my necessary art supplies and hauled them, along with my family of five to Chile, South America for six weeks. In addition to touring the land, spending time with our wonderful family and friends, I am also thankful to have had a ton of time to relax, paint, and be inspired by this beautiful country. I have been painting small studies 10″x10″ and 12″x12″ which I am using as inspiration to reinterpret on a larger scale now that I have returned home to Canada. Here is a sneak peak at some of my en plein air paintings from Viña del Mar, Chile, South America.

Paintings In Progress – Detail photos:

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Paintings In Progress – Detail photos

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Paintings In Progress – Detail photos

One of the many spectacular beaches along the coast of Viña del Mar, Chile.

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One of the many spectacular beaches along the coast of Viña del Mar, Chile.

“Viña del Mar – Study I” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study I” 10″x10” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Viña del Mar – Study II” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study II” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

“Viña del Mar – Study III” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study III” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Viña del Mar – Study IV” 12″x12” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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To see more of my paintings available for purchase, please visit my PAINTING GALLERY.

To learn more about the process of commissioning a painting with me, CLICK HERE or send me an EMAIL.

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Here is the newest painting in my new series that was inspired by the majestic ocean and beautiful beaches of Chile, South America. This is a larger painting 24″x24″ that was painted in my studio back home in Canada.

“Se AbrÍo, The Sky Opened” 24″x24″ Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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“Se AbrÍo, The Sky Opened” 24″x24” Acrylic Painting on Canvas

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Happy New Year From Hot, Hot, Hot Chile, South America!

To all of my friends, family and collectors of my paintings, I wish you and your family a very Happy 2014  New Year!!!

Thank you all for your love and ongoing support. 2013 was a spectacular year both personally and professionally. It is because of all of you that I am able to live my dream as an artist each and every day. I am forever grateful to you!

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Our back yard oasis in Rancagua, Chile.

This year my family and I are grateful to be spending the holidays in Chile, South America for 6 glorious weeks. My Mother-in-law lives here along with my husbands huge extended family. We try to visit Chile every two years and every time we come I am always overwhelmed with how warm, loving and welcoming everybody is to us. I love how culture and traditions can be so different but the love of family is the same wherever you are in the world.

Our trip this year was incredibly special for me as my Mom was able to join us for the first time. This trip to Chile is her first time overseas since she immigrated to Canada when she was a little girl. It’s the best Christmas gift that I could ever ask for! I will never forget the memories that we are making here.

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This is only a small part of our family in Chile. Here we are celebrating on Christmas Day.

As a Canadian, no matter how many times we visit, it still feels weird to be celebrating Christmas in 36 degree heat surrounded by palm trees!

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Christmas In Chile!

But you can’t beat this:

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Isa, livin’ the good life and soaking up the sun in the backyard pool.

I wish you and your family a creative and prosperous new year full of love and passion for life!

 

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